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May 29, 2020 Press Release

Imperial County, CA (May 29, 2020) – Today, Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) released the following statement after the NAD Bank’s Board, which includes government officials from both sides of the border, approved an infrastructure project in Mexicali, Baja California with a total investment of $6.8 million. 

May 15, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. (May 14, 2020) –Rep. Vargas (CA-51) introduced a bill that allows the president to exercise authorities of the Defense Production Act (DPA) to expedite the production, acquisition, and distribution of goods and materials needed to address the Coronavirus pandemic.

May 15, 2020 Press Release
​ The letter demands that ICE release all nonviolent detainees giving priority to those medically at-risk

Washington, D.C. (May 14, 2020) – Rep.

May 15, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Vargas' bill was included as a provision in the HEROES Act to provide additional medical supplies to combat COVID-19

Washington, D.C. (May 15, 2020)  Rep. Vargas released the following statement after the House passage of the HEROES Act.

May 12, 2020 Press Release

San Diego, CA. (May 12, 2020) –Rep. Vargas (CA-51) released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that they are dedicating the entire $300 million appropriated in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act (USMCA) to combat cross-border toxic sewage spills in San Diego County.

May 11, 2020 Press Release
Letter demands that ICE release all nonviolent detainees giving priority to those medically at-risk

Washington, D.C. (May 11, 2020) – Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51), released the following statement after leading a letter, along with 10 other members of Congress, addressed to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) concerning the first reported death in ICE custody and rapid increase in COVID-19 cases within their facilities. 

May 11, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. (May 11, 2020) — Representative Juan Vargas (CA-51) introduced the Promoting Access to Credit for Homebuyers Act which provides low to middle-income homebuyers with better access to credit during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

May 8, 2020 Press Release

San Diego, CA (May 8, 2020) – Today, Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) released the following statement after visiting Otay Mesa Detention Center for the second time since the first initial COVID-19 cases were reported. The visit comes after the first reported coronavirus-related death in ICE Custody. 

May 6, 2020 Press Release

San Diego, CA (May 6, 2020) – Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) released the following statement after the first reported coronavirus-related death in ICE custody at the Otay Mesa Detention Center. 

Apr 29, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. (April 29, 2020)– Rep. Vargas (CA-51) released the following statement in response to recent heavy rainstorms leaving several pumps in Tijuana, Baja California inoperable.  The pumps, when operable, act as the first line of defense in preventing wastewater flowing into the United States. 

 

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